Groups and organisations:
The European Shakuhachi Society (ESS)
SOAS Shakuhachi Summer School 08
The International Shakuhachi Society (ISS) run by Ron Nelsson. An extremely important source of information about the shakuhachi in English.
The Australian Shakuhachi Society is an organisation founded by Dr. Riley Lee. They have an annual shakuhachifestival.
The Dutch Shakuhachi Society, founded and run by
Tai Hei SHakuhachi - Monty Levenson
The Shakuhachi Society of B.C. at Alcvin Ramos' Bamboo-in in Vancuver, Canada
Shakuhachi Summer Camp of the Rockies
Ki Sui An Shakuhachi Camp
M. Henri Day - my father, a sinologist and psychiatrist, who reads widely and has an opinion on (almost) everything! He inspires me a lot and he also helps me with my English.
Veronza Bowers, Jr.
Clive Bell is a shakuhachi player from London. His
focus is on improvisation, but participates in ensembles playing more traditional
Michael Coxall is a Yamaguchi Goro student and an excellent
performer of kinko style playing. His sankyoku playing is in particular touching. He teaches at SOAS:
Jim Franklin is originally from Australia but
now lives in Germany. He has studied shakuhachi with Riley Lee and Yokoyama
Katsuya. He is active both as a shakuhachi and theremin player and as a composer:
Jürg Fuyuzui Zurmühle is a shakuhachi player in Liestal, Switzerland. He is one of the most active members of the 'Swiss shakuhachi family' - the students of Andreas Gutzwiller:
Torsten Olafsson is a Danish multi-instrumentalist.
He has done research into many aspects of the shakuhachi, has his own
Brian Tairaku Ritchie is a rock/jazz musician and shakuhachi player. He is in particular interested in the large bore ji-nashi shakuhachi and plays some amazing flutes even in jazz bands.
Vlatislav Matoušek studied philosophy at the Charles University in Prague - continued with composition and music theory, and now plays Myoan Taizan shakuhachi as well as his own compositions: